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Venki 'honoured and touched' by Padma Vibhushan award

delhi Updated: Jan 25, 2010 20:06 IST

Nobel laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan on Monday said that he was "honoured and touched" by the Padma Vibhushan award bestowed on him by the Indian government.

"I am honored and touched that the country of my birth has chosen to recognise our work with this award," Ramakrishnan told PTI.

Ramakrishnan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last year, was chosen for the Padma Vibhushan award announced on the eve of the country's 60th Republic Day here.

Chidambaram-born Ramakrishnan, a senior scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge, shared the Nobel Prize with Thomas A Steitz and Ada E Yonath for mapping ribosomes, the protein-producing factories within cells, at the atomic level.